‘10,000 messages in FIVE MINUTES!’: Richarlison reveals barrage of WhatsApp messages after Neymar accidentally revealed Everton star’s number while on gaming live stream
- Neymar was broadcasting live as he spent time unwinding with video games
- He received a call from Brazil team-mate Richarlison and showed off the number
- The decision to show Everton striker’s number saw him sent 10,000 messages
- Richarlison said he would ‘block’ anyone who contacted but people did anyway
Richarlison was left with the prospect of having to change his phone number after receiving ‘10,000 messages in five minutes’ because Neymar accidentally shared it on a live stream.
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was unwinding playing video games when he had an incoming call from his international team-mate.
The Brazilian, without thinking, turned his phone around to show the camera and Richarlison’s number was clearly on show to viewers of the live stream.
Neymar immediately realised his error with thousands tuned in and he confessed to Richarlison seconds later as the pair went on FaceTime together.
‘I think I’ve just shown your number without meaning to,’ Neymar said. ‘I swear it was an accident.
‘You’re going to have to change your number now.’
Richarlison appeared undeterred by Neymar’s gaffe but sent a warning to viewers that he would take a no-nonsense approach if anybody used the number.
‘Hey guys, whoever calls me is going to be blocked,’ he insisted. ‘Don’t call me.’
But as Neymar continued to live stream playing Counter Strike on streaming platform Twitch at the weekend, Richarlison’s plea was ignored and his phone exploded with texts and calls.
Taking to Twitter, Richarlison revealed he had received tens of thousands of messages courtesy of Neymar’s mistake.
‘5 minutes and already more than 10 thousand messages, thank you @neymarjr,’ he wrote.
In response, Neymar sent four laughing emojis and added, ‘you are loved by the guys !!!!’